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Medtronic Announces European Launch of World's First Infusion Set with Wear up to Seven Days to Help Reduce Burden for People with Diabetes
This innovation doubles the length of time an infusion set can be worn so users can safely stay on insulin pump therapy with fewer interruptions and insertions1 while introducing enhanced convenience and comfort2 to their diabetes management routine. The Medtronic Extended infusion set recently received positive feedback about the experience from more than 100 insulin pump users in
"It is currently recommended that insulin infusion sets be changed every three days," said
The innovative design of the Medtronic Extended infusion set leverages advanced materials that help reduce insulin preservative loss and maintains insulin flow and stability. The new tubing connector improves physical and chemical stability of insulin3, reliability of infusion site performance, and reduces the risk of infusion set occlusion1. The adhesive patch has an adhesive layer that extends wear time and provides comfort2 and durability for up to 7 days. In addition to the new infusion set, the Medtronic Extended reservoir is also tested and approved to keep insulin stable and safely used for up to 7 days.
"Our goal with this latest innovation is to make insulin pump therapy easier for people living with diabetes," said
The Medtronic Extended infusion set was developed in partnership with ConvaTec's Unomedical subsidiary, the world's largest producer of infusion sets.
Unomedical is a subsidiary of
About the Diabetes Business at Medtronic (www.medtronicdiabetes.com)
Medtronic is working together with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. The company aims to transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care and improving outcomes, so people living with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.
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1 Ilany et al. Clinical study of a new extended wear infusion set design. Poster presented at 13th
2 Zhang G, Chattaraj S, Anselmo E, Hoffman L, Tran M, Bondy S. Assessment of adhesive patches for an extended wear infusion set. Poster presented at 80th Scientific Sessions of
3 Zhang JY, et al. Advances in Insulin Pump Infusion Sets Symposium Report.
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